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Enjoy reading helpful tips and information, and discovering Adirondack hot spots from our resident experts and outdoor adventurers. We've got insider insight on the extraordinary people, places, adventures, and activities that make Hamilton County so truly special. Read along, learn some cool facts, and please feel free to share your tips and join in on the conversation!


Vroom! With a View

Feb 18, 2021
Author:Janelle Jones
Gas in the sled? Check. Blue skies? Check. Route planned, food packed, and hand warmers activated? Check, check, and check.  The only thing missing was a few degrees on the thermometer. It was 2-...

First Time Snowshoe

Feb 15, 2021
Author:RaChelle Martz
When I was a kid I was always outside. Summer time you could find me at the beach, and in the winter time I practically lived at Oak Mountain. I loved skiing and snowboarding, but a combination of...

Fish On!

Feb 01, 2021
Author:Katie Stuart
Throughout the Adirondacks, ice fishing is a winter tradition for many locals and everyone is ready to go just as soon as the ice becomes safe to get out on. Once there are 4-6 good inches of ice, we...

Winter at Oak Mountain

Jan 19, 2021
Author:Katie Stuart
When winter arrives and the Speculator region becomes covered in a white blanket of snow, Oak Mountain turns into a winter playground. While most people travel to Oak Mountain for the family friendly...

Foxey Brown Cross-country Ski Trail

Dec 28, 2020
Author:RaChelle Martz
Last weekend my husband, brother in law, pup and I headed out to check out the recently refurbished Foxey Brown Trail. It was a cold, early winter afternoon and the trail was a little damp, but the...

Keeping Tradition Alive

Dec 15, 2020
Submitted by guest blogger Emma Gray It's no secret: 2020 was a strange year. We all adjusted to a "new normal" and tried to find a balance between the old ways and the new. Big parties and...

Be Prepared to Enjoy Winter in the Adirondacks

Nov 30, 2020
Author:Katie Stuart
Gearing up for winter in the Adirondacks means getting the warm clothes out, putting the boats away, and making sure skis, snowboards, snowmobiles, and any other toys are serviced! We are getting...

Winter Bucket List

Nov 25, 2020
Author:RaChelle Martz
Winter this year may look a little different than previous years. Regulations have tightened a bit and we may not be able to spend as much time indoors as other years. Why not make the best of the...

Winter Fire Tower Highs

Oct 21, 2020
Author:Janelle Jones
Hamilton County. It’s a place of small towns and big outdoors. In fact, well over half the county is classified as Forest Preserve. That’s a lot of space to explore!    And it’s all beautiful.  ...

A Two for One Morning in Indian Lake

Oct 20, 2020
Author:Katie Stuart
This fall has been one of the best foliage seasons we have had in years. I had an itch to do some fall hiking even though we were past peak foliage, I knew it would still be beautiful. I was looking...


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